Should Dc have new 52 Superman wear tights.

#1 Edited by IamGog (298 posts) - - Show Bio

I want you to sound off on Superman should wear tights, because it gets dull if he wears the same costume.

#2 Posted by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

Lots of old threads on this from when the DCnU launched.

#3 Edited by The Stegman (24983 posts) - - Show Bio

No.

#4 Posted by Immortal777 (7671 posts) - - Show Bio

what?

#5 Edited by sagejonathan (1985 posts) - - Show Bio

No. It makes no sense for superheroes to wear underwear on the outside.

#6 Edited by The_Tree (7718 posts) - - Show Bio

It's not Superman if he's not wearing something form-fitting with a cape.

#7 Posted by The_Lunact_And_Manic (3286 posts) - - Show Bio

@sagejonathan said:

No. It makes no sense for superheroes to wear underwear on the outside.

#8 Edited by Tacos_Kickass (844 posts) - - Show Bio

You wear underwear on the outside so you don't get them dirty.

#9 Edited by IamGog (298 posts) - - Show Bio

@sagejonathan: Question what you prefer reading Superman earth One, or New 52 superman?

Its tights, not underwear.

Captain Marvel wore underwear as well.

#10 Edited by guttridgeb (4832 posts) - - Show Bio

No, I'm happy with the current costume.

#11 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13390 posts) - - Show Bio

no. he shouldnt

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#12 Posted by RideASpaceCowboy (531 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes, for a reason so far everyone has failed to mention: so that the alternate costume doesn't date the story, as with the blue electric costume from the mid '90s. His classic red tights are so iconic that it's only a matter of a few years until they're brought back permanently, and once that happens, future generations of readers will look back at the launch of the New 52 and wonder what on earth DC Comics was thinking by giving him the atrocious armored look (which if you ask me is the worst thing to happen to comics since Fredrick Wernstrom published Seduction of the Innocent) .

#13 Edited by Bogey (948 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman should wear GSP's compression shorts.

#14 Posted by sinestro_GL (3240 posts) - - Show Bio

If he's not dealing with an alien threat, I don't see why he'd need an armor...

#15 Edited by WaveMotionCannon (5528 posts) - - Show Bio

HELL NO!! The underoos come back I'm out.

#16 Posted by blackadamFTW (7867 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't really love his new costume (why would he need armor?), but I do like that he doesn't have any undies on there.

#17 Edited by xybernauts (858 posts) - - Show Bio

Originally Superman's costume was designed to reflect the image of a circus strongman, of course the problem is that no one really associates Superman with circus strongmen because of the way DC has developed Superman's character and primarily because modern society no longer associates strongmen with strength. So I'd say no they shouldn't. I personally love the new armor. It looks great and makes alot of sense.

@rideaspacecowboy said:

Yes, for a reason so far everyone has failed to mention: so that the alternate costume doesn't date the story, as with the blue electric costume from the mid '90s. His classic red tights are so iconic that it's only a matter of a few years until they're brought back permanently,

It think no one has mentioned it because no one agrees with your sentiment. The New 52 costume is nothing like the electric costume. The electric costume reflected a drastic change in Superman's character that was unsuccessful. The New 52 costume is a relatively minor change that only reflects a change in terms of his appearance. It would be more accurate to compare the change to the changes we've seen in Batman's costume, to which the changes are based. Like Superman, Batman got rid of his undies awhile back and now wears armor, and I think it's clear he won't be donning the undies again anytime soon.

@blackadamftw said:

I don't really love his new costume (why would he need armor?), but I do like that he doesn't have any undies on there.

Because he needs clothing that isn't going to tear off of him when he's flying at mach speeds or fighting other super powered characters.

#18 Posted by Kal'smahboi (3556 posts) - - Show Bio

He kinda does wear tights. They're just Kryptonian tights now.

#19 Posted by Clark_EL (2666 posts) - - Show Bio

no

#20 Posted by Dernman (15222 posts) - - Show Bio

Not happy with the armor but that doesn't mean I want him to have the underwear on the outside either.

#21 Posted by blackadamFTW (7867 posts) - - Show Bio

@xybernauts: Wasn't his old one made to do that to without being armor?

#22 Edited by xybernauts (858 posts) - - Show Bio

@blackadamftw: Yes, but his costume was supposedly sewn together by Martha Kent? How do you sew together indestructible material? Besides, Superman is a warrior like a police officer or a soldier on the battlefield. And soldiers and police officers are commonly associated with body armors so I think the armor he wears is perfect for him. It makes alot of sense to me, alot more sense they the strongman outfit he used to wear.

#23 Posted by blackadamFTW (7867 posts) - - Show Bio
#24 Posted by xybernauts (858 posts) - - Show Bio
#25 Edited by Press Oblivion (1643 posts) - - Show Bio

The tights are easier to draw.

#26 Posted by Z3RO180 (6613 posts) - - Show Bio

Na I like the no speedo look.

#27 Edited by Wboy (442 posts) - - Show Bio

@rideaspacecowboy said:

Yes, for a reason so far everyone has failed to mention: so that the alternate costume doesn't date the story, as with the blue electric costume from the mid '90s. His classic red tights are so iconic that it's only a matter of a few years until they're brought back permanently, and once that happens, future generations of readers will look back at the launch of the New 52 and wonder what on earth DC Comics was thinking by giving him the atrocious armored look (which if you ask me is the worst thing to happen to comics since Fredrick Wernstrom published Seduction of the Innocent) .

Actually, the tights were never iconic for me. It was the cape, logo, and the all the blue. It's not atrocious to me and I like it better it also suits the alien part. How else in the world could you translate it into reality as well cuz honestly, actual tights and underwear just looked ridiculous to me in the movies.

#28 Posted by TeamUnitedNerds (402 posts) - - Show Bio

No, he's much better without the tights. I like the armor-like appearance his new costume has

#29 Edited by JLDoom (2310 posts) - - Show Bio

I prefer his current look, both in the movies and comics

#30 Posted by jobbernos (1420 posts) - - Show Bio
#31 Edited by Eternal19 (2076 posts) - - Show Bio

He's already pretty much wearing tights.

#32 Posted by Jeremy1989 (700 posts) - - Show Bio

From what i'm seeing, Batman wearing tights, but Superman is wearing armor. Should it be the other way around? I mean in The Dark Knight and Injustice, Batman was wearing armor which seems logical besides, he's getting stabbed and shot all the time when fighting criminals all the time seem to be more "realistic" as people like to call it. As for Superman, he doesn't need armor(unless it's a major battle then okay) He's the "MAN OF STEEL" That title gives you a hint of who he is. Beside he doesn't need armor his entire body is tough as armor and it could deflect bullets and blast altogether. All Im saying is it's okay for superman wearing tights as long as he doesn't wear red underwear, it's all good.

#33 Posted by lightsout (1831 posts) - - Show Bio

I've grown to accept the armor, like it even, but I still like & appreciate his old-modern costume. I don't find it out of place to see him in it (reading old ones, or in non-canon depictions, etc).

#34 Posted by wolverine1610 (250 posts) - - Show Bio

no, personally the tight underwear thing looks ridiculous on any hero. i can understand the need for a flashy costume but idw see any man in his undies no matter what the situation

#35 Posted by TheCowman (461 posts) - - Show Bio

Eh, I wouldn't mind, but the new suit isn't bad. It's kinda a needless change, but it's not terrible.

I AM pretty sick of the "underwear" argument, though.

"Ha ha, he's wearing something that resembles underwear on the outside of his pants! Tee hee!"

It's about as tired and played out as all the Batman/Robin sexual jokes that everyone thought were just so clever and insightful about a decade ago.

#36 Posted by HeWhoSees (629 posts) - - Show Bio

Eh, I wouldn't mind, but the new suit isn't bad. It's kinda a needless change, but it's not terrible.

I AM pretty sick of the "underwear" argument, though.

"Ha ha, he's wearing something that resembles underwear on the outside of his pants! Tee hee!"

It's about as tired and played out as all the Batman/Robin sexual jokes that everyone thought were just so clever and insightful about a decade ago.

Yes, the new suit with its armor look ain't good for the Man of Stell. I agree. If they did away with the armor look it's got, it'd be fine.

For the second point, I know. At that point, why the heck aren't they making fun of a guy dressing up in a batsuit to fight crime or the Hulk's shorts always managing to cover up his naughty bits no matter what punishment he takes? Heck, why aren't they jibbing Captain Marvel or super heroines that wear revealing outfits at that point (that latter one besides the fact that it's unnecessary cheese cake drawn by assholes)?

#37 Posted by Z3RO180 (6613 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh dear Christ the new 52 suit is awesome so is the classic look. First if they brought back the classic look it would be altered to remove the red speedos and still keep the ''classic'' feel. Second if they did bring the classic back so many people would throat a mega bitch fit and cry about them them ditching the new 52 look.

#38 Posted by HeWhoSees (629 posts) - - Show Bio

@z3ro180 said:

Oh dear Christ the new 52 suit is awesome so is the classic look. First if they brought back the classic look it would be altered to remove the red speedos and still keep the ''classic'' feel. Second if they did bring the classic back so many people would throat a mega bitch fit and cry about them them ditching the new 52 look.

It WOULD be if the whole ARMOR look went away.

Also, you mean like they did with Electric Blue Superman's look? ;P

#39 Posted by Nerx (15088 posts) - - Show Bio

No, the great clark passed away

lets not sully his corpse

#40 Edited by Crash_Recovery (850 posts) - - Show Bio

I think armor feels bulky and a bit unnecessary in the case of Superman.

I liked the idea with the early issues of Action where he had logo T shirts and that his uniform was rarely the same. It felt spontaneous and youthful.

#41 Posted by w0nd (3702 posts) - - Show Bio

Never liked the idea of the tights just being on him and not shredding off every day, but then they came up with his "bio aura" keeps everything close to him in some invulnerable bubble, so I bought that I guess it was a good enough reason, I liked that more than the fabric being as strong as he is because it is from krypton and everything on krypton is super duper strong on earth! the food! the fabric, the animals the metals! How would the sun make fabric super strong? And Martha saying she had to un wravle it thread by thread and making a costume out of is crazy, what if there wasn't enough fabric?

I don't mind the armor at all, had to get use to the lack of yellow and I hate the black crest on the back of the cape but other than that it's grown on me. Still like Earth One costume though.

#42 Edited by HeWhoSees (629 posts) - - Show Bio

@w0nd said:

Never liked the idea of the tights just being on him and not shredding off every day, but then they came up with his "bio aura" keeps everything close to him in some invulnerable bubble, so I bought that I guess it was a good enough reason, I liked that more than the fabric being as strong as he is because it is from krypton and everything on krypton is super duper strong on earth! the food! the fabric, the animals the metals! How would the sun make fabric super strong? And Martha saying she had to un wravle it thread by thread and making a costume out of is crazy, what if there wasn't enough fabric?

I don't mind the armor at all, had to get use to the lack of yellow and I hate the black crest on the back of the cape but other than that it's grown on me. Still like Earth One costume though.

Yes yes, the armored suit would bebetter if it didn't look armored, agreed.

#43 Edited by hyperman (400 posts) - - Show Bio

@iamgog:

i kinda like it that way. i'd love to see him swimming in red speedos though, something like a nod.

#44 Edited by Avenging-X-Bolt (13390 posts) - - Show Bio

As much as I appreciate the older Superman look, I love the new one and dont want Dc them bring old suit back. Clark is good as is.

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